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Lincolnshire saw rare weather phenomenon last night

Parts of Lincolnshire saw a rare phenomenon last night (Thursday) called a heat burst which could have caused a bad night's sleep.

The Met Office said there was a temporary rise of 10C at about 10.20pm, meaning temperatures reached an uncomfortable 32C.

This was due to a thunderstorm collapsing in the skies above the county, quickly bringing hot air down to the surface.

Met Office (14322835)
Met Office (14322835)

They went onto say: "Tonight's event is likely to be an example of a heat burst, a rare atmospheric phenomenon characterised by gusty winds along with a rapid increase in temperature and decrease in dew point (moisture)."

The heat burst came after the hottest July day on record.

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